Intro to Needle Felting with Renata Britez | July 24


Instructor: Renata Britez

Date: July 24 | Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Where: SSANC front studio

Cost: $75.00 (We do not charge HST) SSANC Members may use their discount, please call (506) 529-3386 to register. Bursaries are available. A credit or full refund will be offered if the course is canceled by SSANC

Experience level/Ages preferred: Beginners

Materials Required by students: Purchase of needle felting kit direct from Renata $30 at the workshop.

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Needle Felting Workshop: Creating Felted Plants
Learn about needle felting techniques in a friendly and relaxed environment. Get to know the basics of this unique technique by learning how to manipulate wool in three dimensional forms and creating beautiful animals with fibre artist Renata Britez!

In this workshop students will learn how to make beautiful felted plants (the kit is the pot with 3 succulents) that can be used as decoration or to give as a gift. Students will finish this course with a complete piece and base knowledge to apply in future projects.

This beginners’ workshop is appropriate for adults and youth 12 years and up.

What will be covered in this course:
– Basics of needle felting techniques
– Safety procedures in needle felting
– Essential tools for needle felting
– Different types of wool for needle felting
– Blending colours with wool
– Finishing techniques

Students will purchase a material kit from the instructor on the day of the course for $30 (Square is available to pay by card.)

Material kit includes everything you need to make workshop piece and tools to take home:
– 1 felting pad
– 2 felting needles
– core wool
– Merino wool
– List of suppliers
– Felting techniques booklet

Instructor Bio

Renata Britez is a Multidisciplinary Artist originally from Brazil and based in Fredericton, NB. In 2019, she graduated from NBCCD Textile Design Program, and in the following year, she graduated from Advance Studio Practice in the same institution. In past years Renata has explored natural dyes techniques and tridimensional sculptures using felting techniques. Renata’s work has been shown and sold across the Maritimes.

Currently, she is focused in the Maritime colours project, a series of paintings using natural pigments locally foraged and processed by the artist. In this project, she explores and shares traditional techniques and natural processes using biodegradable materials.

Renata travels to teach textile workshops around the Region. In 2019 she taught in various festivals and events including the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, Edventures, and NBCCD LEAP Summer Workshop Series at Kings Landing.

Renata’s goal is to create artwork that provokes reflection about Human interactions with nature and the impacts they cause in each other.